Shannon Bream
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Bream in 2019
Born
Shannon Noelle DePuy

(1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 51)
EducationLiberty University (BS)
Florida State University (JD)
OccupationTelevision news anchor, reporter, attorney, beauty pageant contestant
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
Spouse(s)Sheldon Bream
(m. 1995)[1]

Shannon Noelle Bream (née DePuy; born December 23, 1970)[2][3][4] is an American journalist and attorney who appears on Fox News Channel.[5] In 2022 she became the host of the program Fox News Sunday. [6] Prior to hosting Fox News Sunday she was the host of Fox News @ Night for five years. She was also a former contestant in the Miss America 1991 and Miss USA 1995 pageants.[3] Bream was also a correspondent for NEWS 12 Long Island in the 1990s.

Biography

Bream is the daughter of Linda (née Evans) and Clarence Edward DePuy.[7] She began study at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia when she was 17 years old[8] and, during her college years, won the pageant title Miss Virginia in 1990. She then participated and finished in the top 10 in the Miss America 1991 pageant. Her scholarship award covered much of her undergraduate education.[9]

After graduating from Liberty University in 1993 with a degree in Business Management, magna cum laude,[10] Bream moved to Tallahassee to attend law school at Florida State University. She interned with Florida Congressman Bill McCollum, in the US House of Representatives. McCollum would later become the Florida Attorney General. While at law school at Florida State, she won the Miss Florida USA pageant (1995) and placed fourth in the Miss USA 1995 pageant.[9] Again, her scholarship awards from Miss USA pageants paid for her law school education.[3][9]

Career

After graduation with a JD degree with honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1996,[10] Bream moved to Tampa, Florida and began her career as a lawyer specializing in race discrimination and sexual harassment.[10][11][3]

She eventually made a career change from the legal profession to pursue a career in television news.[9][8]

In 2001, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, becoming the evening and late-night news reporter for the CBS affiliate, WBTV.[9] In 2004, after three years at WBTV, Bream joined Washington D.C.'s NBC affiliate WRC-TV.[9] At WRC-TV, she was a weekend anchor and covered general assignments.[12]

While at WRC-TV, Bream met Brit Hume, who was the managing editor of the Fox News Channel's Washington bureau. With his encouragement, she submitted audition tapes to Fox News.[8] Bream joined the Fox News Channel in November 2007, and was based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.[9] She then became the anchor/host of Fox News @ Night.[13]

On August 11, 2022, it was announced that Bream will become the permanent anchor of Fox News Sunday, beginning September 11, 2022, replacing Chris Wallace.

Bream is the author of three books: Finding the Bright Side: The Art of Chasing What Matters,[14] The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today,[15] and The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families.[16] The book The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today reached the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list.[17]

Bream is Christian and is trained as a classical pianist.[8][9] Bream's husband has a company that connects event planners with speakers, and is a brain tumor survivor.[1][18]

References

  1. ^ a b "Sheldon Bream, Shannon Bream's Husband". heavy.com. Heavy. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Thank You Veterans". Fox News. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Ed DePuy ... my father
  3. ^ a b c d Jenning, Linda Kramer (September 10, 2012). "How Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream Went From Pageants to Politics". Glamour. Retrieved March 26, 2018. For Shannon Bream, now 41 [as of September 10, 2012]...
  4. ^ Shannon Bream at IMDb
  5. ^ "Shannon Bream". Fox News. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  6. ^ "Shannon Bream named 'FOX News Sunday' host, becoming first woman to anchor program in its 26-year history". Fox News. 11 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Clarence Edward "Ed" DePuy Jr. Obituary". The Palm Beach Post. April 19, 2013 – via legacy.com.
  8. ^ a b c d Dunham, Teresa (April 1, 2009). "Supreme Dedication". Liberty Journal. Lynchburg, Virginia: Liberty University. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Washburn, Mark (November 2, 2012). "Shannon Bream proved old boss wrong". Charlotte Observer. North Carolina. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Shannon Bream Speaking Engagement". Omnicom Group: Washington Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  11. ^ Linda Kramer Jenning (10 September 2012). "How FOX News Channel's Shannon Bream Went From Pageants to Politics". Glamour. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  12. ^ "Shannon Bream". foxnews.com. Fox News. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  13. ^ Flood, Brian (September 21, 2017). "Shannon Bream to host new 'Fox News @ Night' prime-time show". Fox News. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Johnson, Ted (2020-01-17). "Fox News Channel Signs Shannon Bream To New Deal". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-06-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Towers, Andrea; Ellefson, Lindsey (2021-03-31). "Fox News' Shannon Bream Caps 'Difficult Year' With Her New Best-Seller". The Wrap. Retrieved 2021-06-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families. Broadside e-books. 29 March 2022.
  17. ^ Byrnes, Jesse (2021-04-08). "Fox News anchor Shannon Bream's book tops NY Times bestseller list". The Hill. Retrieved 2021-06-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ "Shannon Bream opens up about husband's brain tumor: 'It just threw our world into a tailspin'". foxnews.com. Fox News. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2021.